When it comes to the health of your smile, we want to guide you down the best possible path for the future of your teeth! A strong and healthy smile is our goal for you and one of the ways that we can help maintain that is through a procedure called a root canal. Through this process, we can help save a tooth that has become infected. However, it is important to have it treated as soon as possible! If you delay, then there is a possibility that the tooth will become so infected that a root canal can not even save it, resulting in a tooth extraction.
When a tooth becomes infected and is left untreated for too long, the infection will worsen and spread to the root. When the infection reaches this point, the best option will be to perform a root canal, otherwise known as endodontic therapy, which is a treatment that removes the infection from the pulp of a tooth. This treatment can not only save the affected tooth but can also prevent the surrounding teeth from being infected as well.
The treatment process can be extensive and starts with the area around the affected tooth being numbed. Once ready, the dentist will carefully remove all infection from the tooth and down to the root. When treatment is complete, the tooth will be cleaned and sealed. A dental filling or crown will be placed to protect and restore your tooth.
If you live in the Orland Park, IL area, skip the pain and make an appointment today! We are here to answer any questions that you may have. We are looking forward to helping you achieve your smile goals!